MAY 2, 2015 AT 11:30am



Bill Simpson

Evelyn Heckhaus

Jean Foss

Daniel Ray Norris

Alfred Fowler

Jan Parys

Steve Peters

Wilber Brower

Michael Nichols

Sibohn Fitzpatrick

Friends of the Havelock-Craven County Public Library invite you to meet and dine with local authors at their Annual Author Luncheon.  Cost is $20 which is tax deductible.  For tickets and/or more information contact Havelock Public Library @ 252-447-7509.



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REMINDER… Last Let’s Talk About It Meeting

Let's Talk 2The last Let’s Talk About It meeting will be this Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:00PM.  We will be discussing the book, “Letters of a Women Homesteader”.  Our discussions are very lively and most informative.  Don’t miss it!

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APRIL -the month of…

In doing research for this post, I attempted to find out what the month of April was known for celebrating! I really got a surprise.  April is the month of “National Stress Awareness”, “National Child Abuse Prevention”, “National Autism Awareness”, “National Health Observances”, “Community Service Month”, “Celebrate Diversity Month”, “American Cancer Society Month”, “Pets are Wonderful Month”, and “National Soft Pretzel Month”.  I have probably missed a few also.  This should keep you busy for the whole month.  You can check out a book to learn more about stress and how it affects your health. Learn about different types of cancer, educate yourself on Autism and then how to help in your community. Enjoy everyone and make some soft pretzels from a recipe online.  Don’t forget to give your pet a hug every day! Just enjoy April!

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Let’s Talk About It!


Let’s Talk About It Meeting, Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 6:00 PM we will be reviewing the book about Beryl Markham,” West with the Wind”.  Look forward to seeing you there.  It is sure to be an exciting evening.  Hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did.

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Forgiveness Week


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Spring is here, hopefully!

With the changing of the season, their are also changes at the Havelock Public Library.  From the North Carolina Humanities Council, we are enjoying “Let’s Talk About It”.  This year’s theme is “The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiographies”.  So far we have read One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudor Welty, Letter of a Women Homesteader by Elinor Pruitt Stewart, Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston, and An American Childhood by Annie Dillard.  Our last book will be given out this week, West with the Night by Beryl Markha.  We have enjoyed our discussions with the scholars, Sue Park and Lynn Sals. It is very interesting and informing to hear about the authors and what was going on in the world during the time they were writing these books.

We also have an Authors’ Luncheon coming up on May 2, 2015.  Please stop in the library to obtain tickets for this special luncheon.  We are also in the planning stage for our Summer Reading Program.  We continue to sell Bojangle coupon books for $5.00 which have no expiration date.  As always we have the Kniting/Crocheting group on Monday afternoons, the Preschool Story Hour on Thursday mornings at 10:30am and our own Techie Group on Friday Afternoons at 1PM.

We continue to update our DVD collection regularly and for our patrons they can be rented for a $1.00 for the week.

The Havelock Public Library is a busy place.  Stop in to see us!


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Upcoming Events

Let’s Talk About It!

The quest for identity often involves undertaking a journey, whether literally or figuratively. The autobiographies in this series tell of both kinds of journeys and will spur us to join the authors in attempting to make sense of our lives.

Call us at 252-447-7509 to register or just come on into the Havelock Public Library. Meet with us at 6:00 on each of the dates below to experience this thought provoking and inspiring series.

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One Writer’s Beginnings, Eudora Welty March 5

Letter of a Woman Homesteader, Elinor Pruitt Stewart April 16

Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston March 12

An American Childhood, Annie Dillard March 26

West With the Night, Beryl Markha April 9

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide, non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina.

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Friends of the Library Fundraiser!

BojanglesCoupon books for your favorite Bojangles’ food are still available for $5.00! We hope to see you at the library!

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